This two day course will assist first responders and rescue personnel with study principles and guidelines for safe response to agriculture related incidents. Subject matter covered includes tractor rollovers, grain auger entrapments, farm machinery entrapments, emergencies related electrical malfunctions, and chemical exposure incidents. Confined space and how it relates to incidents that involve manure pits and grain bins will be covered as well. Students will learn extrication methods, machinery stabilization, lock out/tag out of hazardous systems, in-depth look at agricultural trauma, focusing on patient injuries and assessment, as well as, packaging.
The hands-on portion of the course will focus on implement entrapments, entanglements, and engulfment. They will experience first- hand an actual pressures involved on their body. Participants will get their hands dirty.